The history of matchmaking is an interesting subject that finds its roots in the past of countries around the world. The Netherlands, Russia, India, Korea and Thailand all practice the time honored tradition of matchmaking.
In some cultures, the role of the matchmaker is quite professionalized. Here at Single Atlanta we have been matching couples professionally for over fifteen years. The acceptance of dating systems, such as eHarmony or Plenty of Fish however, has created a resurgence in the role of the traditional professional matchmaker. Those who find dating systems or services useful but prefer human intelligence and personal touches can choose from a wide range of matchmaking services available at Single Atlanta.
Our matchmakers offer a chance to connect and authenticate you in ways a website just cannot. Matchmakers have been considered the "middleman" by introducing potential candidates for centuries. Does history repeat itself? We see the trends and think so.
Historically, in many cultures parents would request the assistance of a matchmaker in finding a suitable spouse for their child. The job of the matchmaker was important because dating and free choice of a marriage partner was not allowed. The only way for young people to marry was by arranged marriage. For centuries, the matchmaker's job was to check the ethnic identity and compatibility of the proposed couple. The Matchmaker was generally paid an agreed upon fee or a percentage of the dowry.
In the Jewish religion matchmaking practices are still very much alive. They call them the Shadchan. A Shadchan can also be referred to as anyone who introduces two single Jews to one another with the hope that they will form a couple.
In Singapore, they offer a combination of professional counsel and dating system technology, like many commercial dating services. The role of the matchmaker has become somewhat institutionalized. Every citizen in Singapore has access to some sort of matchmaking services that was once reserved for the upper classes.
In the history of love and marriage it is fair to say that the majority of the worlds past relationship were in some form matched. Whether it was at the hands of your parents, your church or your peers at college we have been socially guided down a certain relationship path. When the boy meets the right girl for him we say the couple "makes sense". Meaning, their families, their spiritual beliefs, their financially background and educational levels are somewhat equal. The history of matchmaking continues to be re-written as we modern matchmakers continue the honored tradition.
Single Atlanta is the most trusted Atlanta matchmaker. Our process is safe, fun, and easy. We make personal hand-selected matches with people who share common interests, core values and life goals. If you are ready to start your adventure, Call Us at (404) 250-9292 or fill out ourFast Form below to learn more and Be Our Next Match!